Your resume can carry you through the job search process like a knight on a white horse or it can sabotage your chances faster than a three way call attack. Here are the top three ways that your resume is sabotaging your job search.
You are a resume repeater.
Technology position? Same resume. Leadership position? Same resume. Grad school application? Same resume. Your resume should be specific to the positions that you’re applying for.
Your resume is a laundry list of every position you’ve ever had.
You might have loved your high school babysitting job, but the recruiter for a law firm doesn’t care. A recruiter just wants to know your related experience and transferable skills. You can save the ‘year of backpacking in Europe’ story for your interview.
Your resume is inconsistent.
None of your dates line up, you change punctuation type based on your mood ring and you have no consistent organizational style. Your resume is messy and out of order, and not in a chic, messy bun sort of way. What does an unorganized resume say about your work style? Keep it consistent, easy to read and easy for the recruiter to find what they’re looking for.